Very pleased this has reappeared on the list. I am down to my last of the 2015 Oo La Lee so more is on the way. A great wine for drinking outdoors on sunny winter days, or in front of a fire when it’s dreadful outside.
I have a couple of 2015’s. Should I be drinking them soon, do you think?
I think you should!
They will be very good now, but a good few years ahead of them as well. Try one and see?
The only problem is that opportunities to open a magnum are thin on the ground at the moment.
I was thinking that you were maybe meaning Christmas. I agree that unless there was copious consumption it would be challenging…
My experience of several vintages of it is that it is delicious when first released, usually a couple of years or so after the vintage, but also ages pretty well. I locked away 3 bottles of the 2016 to see how a couple of years more bottle age works.
A magnum at Christmas would be great. Let’s hope we’re allowed to open our homes to our families by then.
I’ll second that!
I have not opened that last 2015 yet. However, we do not need too much persuasion to open a magnum and if the pair of us cannot get through it, it will be finished in the following days.
Look forward to hearing your thoughts on it!
I believe they said something about sunny days coming up in the weather forecast
Not “sunlit uplands” then…?
Ah the fabulous sunlit uplands…I use ‘fabulous’ in the classical sense…
I had 3 bottles of my case of 2015 delivered a few weeks back, with a view to it being a potential Christmas candidate.
While it undoubtedly has plenty of time left, it is drinking absolutely beautifully now - the tannins have softened and the oak is perfectly integrated. While bottles will be slightly ahead of a magnum in terms of development, I have no doubt they will also be superb.
My main problem is that I enjoyed the first one so much all 3 have gone already and I now need to make another reserves withdrawal!